August 20, 2018 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
CHARLOTTE, N.C Mariner, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics Data Platform and Cloud Platform, announced today the appointment of Rodney Phillips as Executive Vice President of Sales for its newly formed IIoT subsidiary, Spyglass Connected Solutions, Inc.
In this role, Rodney will lead the sales and channels team for Spyglass, an IIoT connected factory solution powered by Microsoft Azure, that enables manufacturers to reduce unplanned downtime, improve product quality, and balance production. As part of the Spyglass leadership team, he will help drive the company’s strategic priorities: creating a great company culture, achieving customer success, and driving profitable growth.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rodney to Mariner and our Spyglass executive team,” said Philip Morris, CEO and Co-founder of Mariner. “I have had the pleasure of knowing Rodney professionally for many years. He is a proven and well-rounded business leader with an extensive career in enterprise software sales and delivery leadership. Rodney exemplifies a level of excellence in customer engagement that will accelerate our strategic goal of creating customer success with Spyglass and becoming a leading IIoT solution for manufacturers to digitally transform their business. In addition, he will lead the growth of our sales organization to meet the needs of Spyglass and our customers.”
Rodney brings over 35 years of experience in the IT Industry with roles spanning sales management, consulting services, enterprise software sales, product management, project management and consulting delivery. He has a passion for building and leading high performing sales teams, coaching talent, and identifying solutions to fuel the sales engine that ultimately drives customer success. Rodney joins Spyglass from 19 years at Microsoft in service delivery and sales management leadership roles. Prior to Microsoft, he spent 17 years at Duke Energy in IT management.
“I’m truly honored to join Mariner at such a pivotal time for manufacturers as they consider how to harness the Industrial Internet of Things to drive their Digital Transformation,” said Phillips. “I’m looking forward to leading customers through their digital transformation journey and leveraging Spyglass to transform the manufacturing industry one factory at a time”.
Phillips will be working in a national role, based out of Mariner’s Charlotte office.
About Mariner. Mariner provides industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and analytic products and services for better decision-making to discrete and process manufacturers, worldwide. Mariner, a Microsoft Gold Partner for over 15 years, offers Spyglass, a comprehensive Microsoft Azure cloud-based IoT Platform helping manufacturers achieve high return on IIoT investments.
Learn more about Spyglass here.